Tributes pour in after sudden death of young rugby player Peter Skeggs from St Ives



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Tributes have been pouring in for a young rugby player who has died suddenly.

St Ives RFC – known as Hakes – led the tributes to Peter Skeggs, who died this week.

The talented rugby player had been a member of the club for many years.

In a heartfelt tribute on its Facebook page, the club said Peter had a very bright future ahead of him on and off the rugby field.

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The club said Peter, a former pupil at St Ives School, made his debut for the Hakes in the 2015/16 promotion season and was a much-liked member of the squad.

Peter Skeggs was a young and talented player at St Ives RFC.

A spokesman for the club wrote: “It is with our deepest regret that we are to announce the death of young Peter Skeggs.

“The announcement to the squad was a shock to say the least.

“It is fair to say this season will definitely be one dedicated to Peter. He will always be in our hearts and a member of our Hakes Family. Once a Hake always a Hake.”

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Friends, team members and school mates have all paid tribute to the young lad.

His former headteacher Joanne Dean wrote on Facebook: “I just can’t take this in. I saw Peter not long ago and we had a good chat.

“I was really struck by what a lovely young man he was and so pleased that he wanted to talk to his old headteacher.

“My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to his family. I will be thinking of you all.”

Brian Richards added: “So sorry for your loss. I can’t even think of what the whole family is going through.

“Being a dad myself I hope time will somehow heal and you can all move on to happier times bless all concerned and condolences to all the family.”

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Antony Stevens also wrote: “So sorry to read this. Scored…

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